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Remodeling

  • The Top 10 Home Improvement Movies

    ***UPDATE*** ServiceMagic has challenged this list with a Top 10 list of their own. We’ve matched up these lists and proven ours is still the best! Check out our reviews and…

  • Remodeling Tips from the Fool

    We’ve long been a fan of the Motley Fool and consider their financial advice to be sound and reasonable (and sometimes amusing). They even saved us a few thousand dollars on…

  • IKEA Kitchen Remodel

    Yes it’s possible to completely remodel your kitchen for under $2,000. A graphic designer for IKEA decided to remodel his entire kitchen using only IKEA furniture, fixtures, and appliances. His budget…

  • Kitchen Countertop Decisions

    Chowhound has opened up the comments to help them decide what type of kitchen countertops they should install during their renovation and the people are talking. We’ve found some resources that…

  • Staircase Storage

    These pull-out staircase storage drawers are an incredible idea and a feature we can see used in many homes especially those short on space. I doubt they interfere much with under…

  • The Shelter Life Backhouse Project

    Our friend and neighbor, Alex Bandon is a senior editor at This Old House and is also the voice behind The Shelter Life. She recently completed her backhouse renovation project which…

  • Custom Carpenter

    Our free local fishwrap, AM New York, spotlights a local custom carpenter, Alan Moshe, who quit his day job at a tech-startup and now makes more money and has more business…

  • Ceiling Tiles

    Check out these polystyrene ceiling tiles from Talissa Decor. They can be installed directly over popcorn stucco ceilings in just a couple hours. [via Neublack] [install via Curbly]…

  • Learn to Design and Build

    Apartment Therapy has turned us onto a great looking school in Vermont called Yestermorrow Design/Build School. They are a non-profit educational institution and offer over 100 hands-on courses per year in…

  • Soundproofing Your Home

    Last year we touched on some ways to prevent sound from leaving your rooms but more importantly how do you keep sound out of your home? Repair-Home.com has some suggestions that…

  • Closet Designer

    Designing a closet should be a well-thought out process that includes more than just slapping an interior door on a small room. EasyClosets.com has an online layout that helps you visualize…

  • Create Floorplans

    No drafting or architectural experience? No worries… There are now a multitude of DIY floorplan designers available online. All you need is a vision and some time. SketchUp – A free…

  • Glass Roof Sunrooms

    Take advantage of the early daylight savings and adding a sunroom. We like the glass roof sunrooms but ultimately the design you choose will probably be dictated by the style of…

  • Subway Tile

    Subway tile looks great in any home and here are the resources to find the best tile and the know-how to install it.…

  • The $10K Kitchen Remodel

    We just came across this great journal of a kitchen remodel that the homeowners are trying to achieve in under $10k. They are almost complete and it looks like they’ll be…

  • Drywall Repair

    We listened to Bob Vila when it came to repairing drywall and now we’ve compiled our own list of how-to repair drywall, sheetrock, wallboard, or whatever you call it, as well…

  • Tankless Water Heaters

    If you’ve been considering going tankless then the time to act is now. Through 2006 and 2007 you can receive a $300 tax credit if you purchase a tankless water heater.…